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Good text (though I agree with eurogreen about tax-and-spend) and I would like to stress that it deserves a nice layout. Good layout does not win voters, but bad layout can loose you voters.

If I may suggest a simple, not costly way of presenting your text: fold the paper. This makes a standard A4 into a 4-page A5 leaflet.

Page 1: Picture of you and statement of purpose, ie Paul Spencer for State Legislature!

Page 2 and 3: the text you have. Put two columns on each page and be generous with headlines. Throw in some pictures here to.

Page 4: Contact info, how to get involved in the campaign etc.

It can still be multiplied on a standard printer or copier, and the down-the-middle folding is easy enough to do by hand (while the neater folding where one A4 turns into six pages is much harder to do). Many printing establishments offer the simple fold for a small fee.

I do not design stuff for a living, so if anyone gives you an idea that sounds better, used that instead. I have extensive experience with low-budget campaigns though. And the above is for a no-budget campaign, essentially giving you and your activists something to hand out as an icebreaker. If you want have some money to spend and some time to wait, I suggest contacting real printers (lots of cheap ones online). The costs per item goes down dramatically with volume.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Sep 9th, 2010 at 02:28:06 PM EST
I've been considering how to arrange it. I have it on two sides of one sheet currently, and I advertise it as a sleeping pill.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Thu Sep 9th, 2010 at 03:20:25 PM EST
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Good advice. Especially about short headlines that help you navigate the text quickly and gives something to anchor in your memory.

I'd be happy to turn any text into a 'slide presentation' (it causes me pain to even say powerpoint) - that can then be turned into a short video if needed. If you need a radio spot - I can lend you my voice (and production) for free. Though a British voice might agitate the Tea Party sympathisers. Oops! I can do passable American accents that fool a Finnish audience, but I don't think I'd get away with it on radio stations of these united states.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 9th, 2010 at 03:52:58 PM EST
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the only radio that I'm going to do is on the Yakama Nation station as an interview. They support me and will loop the interview now and then during the election period.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Thu Sep 9th, 2010 at 08:02:05 PM EST
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What portion of the electorate is comprised of Yakima?

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Sep 10th, 2010 at 04:34:57 PM EST
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the '80s) represent about 12% of the District electorate.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Sun Sep 12th, 2010 at 01:51:12 AM EST
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